2014-13 - Russian Federation - Suspension of Trade in Australian agricultural commodities

​​Purpose

To advise exporters of the immediate suspension of trade in Australian agricultural commodities including certain live animals to the Russian Federation.

Background

The department has become aware that the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has signed a Presidential Decree on the ‘Application of Certain Special Economic Measures in order to protect the national security of the Russian Federation’.

The Decree imposes immediate bans, for one year, on imports of specified agricultural commodities originating from countries including Australia. An unofficial translation of the Decree is provided at Attachment 1.

The list of agricultural commodities affected by the decree, identified by HS (Harmonized Systems) Code, is provided at Attachment 2.

Instructions

In considering whether to grant an export permit the Secretary may refuse to grant the export permit if there is reason to believe that the intended country of destination will not permit consignment of live animals or reproductive material to enter.

Effective from 8 August 2014, the department will carefully consider all applications for export permits for live animals or reproductive material destined to the Russian Federation.

The department advises all exporters to proceed with extreme caution when considering whether to apply to export live animals or reproductive material to the Russian Federation.

The department is not aware if the list of commodities listed in the Decree will be expanded further.

The department will provide all exporters with updates as further information becomes available.

 

Jenny Cupit
Assistant Secretary
Live Animal Exports Branch

Contact officer: Tim Naylor
Ph: (02) 6272 4581
Email: Livestock Exports


Attachment 1:

Unofficial translation on the measures for implementation of the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of August 6, 2014 #560 “About the application of certain special economic measures in order to protect the national security of the Russian Federation”.

In order to implement the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of August 6, 2014 #560 “About the application of certain special economic measures in order to protect national security of the Russian Federation”, the Government of the Russian Federation orders:

Impose for a term of one year a prohibition on the import to the Russian Federation of the agricultural products, raw materials and food, which originate from the United States of America, European Union countries, Canada, Australia, and Kingdom of Norway according to the attached list.

Federal Customs Service to provide control over the implementation of the paragraph 1 of this regulation.

The Governmental Committee for Monitoring and Operational Response to the Changes of the Conjuncture of the Food Markets, together with the highest bodies of executive authorities of the subjects of the Russian Federation, to provide balance in the food market and prevent escalation of prices of agricultural products, raw materials and food.

Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation together with the highest bodies of executive authorities of the subjects of the Russian Federation to organize conduct daily operational monitoring and control over the status of the relevant markets of agricultural products, raw materials and food.

Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, together with the interested federal bodies of the executive authorities, and with participation of the associations of manufacturers of agricultural products, raw materials and food, to develop and implement complex measures aimed to increase the supply of agricultural products, raw materials and food in order to prevent the escalation of prices.

Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and the Federal Antitrust Service, with participation of associations of retail trader networks and trade organizations to provide coordination of the work aimed at preventing escalation of prices.

The present regulation comes into force on the day of its official publication.

Head of the Government of the Russian Federation, D. Medvedev

Attachment 2: Impacted HS Codes

Code

Product

0201

Beef, Fresh or Chilled

0202

Beef, Frozen

0203

Pork, Fresh, Chilled or Frozen

0207

Poultry, Fresh, Chilled, or Frozen

0210

Meat , Slated, Brined, Dried, Smoked, Flours

0301

Fish, Live

0302

Fish, Fresh or Chilled

0303

Fish, Frozen

0304

Fish Fillets, Fresh, Chilled, or Frozen

0305

Fish, Dried, Salted, Brined, Smoked

0306

Crustaceans

0307

Mollusks

0308

Aquatic Invertebrates Other than Crustaceans/Mollusks

0401

Milk and Cream, Not Concentrated or Containing Sweetening

0402

Milk and Cream, Concentrated or Containing Sweetening

0403

Buttermilk, Curdled Milk and Cream, Yogurt, Kefir, etc

0404

Whey and Other Products Consisting of National Milk Constituents

0405

Butter and Other Fats and Oils Derived from Milk

0406

Cheese and Curd

0701

Potatoes (Other Than Sweet Potatoes) Fresh or Chilled

0702

Tomatoes, Fresh or Chilled

0703

Onions, Shallots, Garlic, Leeks & Other Alliaceous Vegetables, Fresh or Chilled

0704

Cabbages, Cauliflower, Kohlrabi, Kale and Similar Edible Brassicas, Fresh or Chilled

0705

Lettuce (Lactica Sativa) and Chicory (Cichorium Spp.), Fresh or Chilled

0706

Carrots, Turnips, Salad Beets, Salsify, Radishes and Similar Edible Roots, Fresh or Chilled

0707

Cucumbers and Gherkins, Fresh or Chilled

0708

Leguminous Vegetables, Shelled or Unshelled, Fresh or Chilled

0709

Vegetables Nesoi, Fresh or Chilled

0710

Vegetables (Uncooked or Cooked by Steam or Boiling Water), Frozen

0711

Vegetables Provisionally Preserved (By Sulfur Dioxide Gas, in Brine, etc)

0712

Vegetables, Dried, Whole, Cut, Sliced, Broken or in Powder, But Not Further Prepared

0713

Leguminous Vegetables, Dried Shelled

0714

Cassava (Manioc), Arrowroot, Salep, Jerusalem Artichokes, Sweet Potatoes, Fresh or Dried

0801

Coconuts, Brazil Nuts and Cashew Nuts, Fresh or Dried

0802

Nuts, Nesoi, Fresh or Dried

0803

Bananas, Including Plantains, Fresh or Dried

0804

Dates, Figs, Pineapples, Avocados, Guavas, Mangoes and Mangosteens, Fresh or Dried

0805

Citrus Fruit, Fresh or Dried

0806

Grapes, Fresh or Dried

0807

Melons (Including Watermelons) and Papayas, Fresh

0808

Apples, Pears and Quinces, Fresh

0809

Apricots, Cherries, Peaches (Including Nectarines), Plums (Including Prune Plums), Fresh

0810

Fruit Nesoi, Fresh

0811

Fruit and Nuts (Uncooked or Cooked by Steam or Boiling Water), Frozen

0813

Fruit, Dried, Nesoi (Other Than Those of Headings 0801 to 0806) Mixtures of Nuts

160100

Sausage and Similar Products of Meat, Meat Offal or Blood

1901 90 110 0

Malt Extract

1901 90 910 0

Prepared Products from Flour

2106 90 920 0

Other Compounds of Alcoholic Preparations

2106 90 980 4

Mixtures and Preparations of Animal or Vegetable Fats or Oils

2106 90 980 5

Melting Cheeses

2106 90 980 9

Other Food Products Not Elsewhere Specified or Included

Last reviewed: 22 April 2021
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